Vera Wang has created a unique aspirational world that alludes to sensuality and youthful sophistication. Exquisite details, intricate draping and a nonchalant sense of style characterize the Vera Wang aesthetic. Vera Wang, a native New Yorker, understands women who embrace fashion. As a child, she accompanied her mother as she shopped Parisian and American couture. Vera studied at The Chapin School, Sarah Lawrence College and The Sorbonne. By age 23, Vera was the youngest ever Vogue fashion editor and stylist where she remained for 16 years before moving to Ralph Lauren as a design director. In 1990, Vera Wang opened her flagship store on Manhattan's famed Madison Avenue, introducing fashion to the bridal industry with revolutionary designs and refined detailing. Since then she has expanded her collections to include ready-to-wear, footwear, eyewear, fragrance, china and crystal, silver and gifts, mattresses, fine papers, flowers, bedding, home fragrance, hospitality and her first book, Vera Wang On Weddings. In 2005, the Council of Fashion Designers of America awarded Vera "Womenswear Designer of the Year." Vera further established herself as a style authority in 2007 by sharing her modern sensibility with millions of American women through her Simply Vera Vera Wang line available at Kohl's department stores nationwide. 2010 marks Vera Wang's 20th Anniversary as a brand, a celebration of 2 decades spent at the forefront of fashion. Vera Wang resides in New York City with her husband and two daughters.